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Middle School Teachers in New Mexico

Want to work in New Mexico as a Middle School Teacher? Read this first!

5.0% Jobs Projection
$50,980 Median Salary
290 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Middle School Teachers in New Mexico are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Middle School Teachers in New Mexico earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Middle School Teachers Work in New Mexico?

3,760 people worked as Middle School Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,660 Middle School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,180 Middle School Teachers working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Middle School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Middle School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 290 annual job openings, and a total of 4,020 jobs for New Mexico Middle School Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 50,500 annual jobs and 677,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Teachers Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Teachers ranged from $36,220 to $73,040 with $50,980 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Mexico Metros for Middle School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Middle School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque, NM 1,570 $48,220
Santa Fe, NM 280 $58,530
Farmington, NM 190 $46,110

Top States for Middle School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Middle School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 66,470 $56,510
California 46,500 $74,840
New York 39,950 $80,790
Ohio 32,080 $62,770
Florida 30,110 $51,300
New Jersey 24,980 $69,710
Georgia 24,530 $56,860
Illinois 22,320 $60,310
Pennsylvania 21,640 $65,270
North Carolina 18,640 $46,290
Virginia 17,130 $62,330
Massachusetts 16,910 $77,160
Wisconsin 13,240 $58,260
Colorado 13,070 $50,130
Missouri 12,840 $49,310
Michigan 12,750 $65,950
Maryland 12,450 $67,200
Tennessee 12,140 $50,310
Minnesota 11,510 $58,390
Indiana 11,510 $49,900

Below are the states where Middle School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $80,790
Massachusetts $77,160
Connecticut $76,340
Rhode Island $75,250
California $74,840
Oregon $74,790
Alaska $72,640
District of Columbia $71,640
New Jersey $69,710
Maryland $67,200

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